Former Britain’s Got Talent star Shaheen Jafargholi is set to join Eastenders. The 19-year-old, who performed ‘Who’s Loving You’ at Michael Jackson’s memorial service following his initial TV exposure, will join the Kazemi family as the youngest son of Carmel and brother of Kush.
Shaheen had initially been invited to perform with Jackson on his ‘This Is It’ series of London concerts that were cancelled after his abrupt and shocking death. Since appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, on which he reached the final, he has also appeared in Casualty and Torchwood.
Known as “Shaki” by his friends and family, the cheeky teenager arrives in the Square determined to reunite his parents, who had previously divorced. However things don’t exactly go according to his script, and he soon moves to the Square to reside with his mother and brother.
At 15-years-old it doesn’t take the popular Shakil to find himself at home in Walford, but will there be romance on the cards for the new arrival?
Whilst commenting on his induction in to the show Shaheen stated “I’m so excited to be joining the show. I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid so to now be a part of something so iconic is an honour. I’m also really excited to be working with a legend such as Bonnie Langford. I’m having so much fun playing her son and cant wait for people to finally meet Shaki”.